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Type: On-demand
Recorded: 5 Aug 2020


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Fertility, Pregnancy & Genetic Testing Options

On-demand recorded 5 Aug 2020

This webinar will provide an update on genetic testing options alongside fertility and pregnancy.
1 in 6 couples will struggle to fall pregnant and many pregnancies will fail due to chromosomal abnormalities.
This webinar discusses genetic screening options pre-pregnancy, early pregnancy and genetic screening options with IVF. This webinar will cover RANZCOG recommended reproductive genetic screening (RGS), the common non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) routinely offered in early pregnancy and embryo pre-implantation screening options (PGS).
This webinar will assist general practitioners to identify the key factors that indicate fertility treatment may be required, when a patient should be referred to a fertility specialist and genetic testing options available using fertility treatment.
General practitioners have an important role in assisting patients to navigate the genetic screening options available for reproduction which can lead them towards healthy pregnancies.

Learning outcomes

  1. Learn to identify the key signs that indicate a patient may require fertility assistance
  2. Know what the early fertility testing options are
  3. Learn the current genetic testing options pre-pregnancy, early pregnancy and whilst using fertility treatment
  4. Learn when to use pre-pregnancy reproductive genetic screening (RGS) and when to use early pregnancy pre-natal testing (NIPT), know the difference between RGS and NIPT.
  5. Understand the different options available with genetic testing when a patient is using fertility treatment, for example importance of carrier screening (RGS) when using donor sperm. Understand the benefits of genetically testing or screening embryos before transfer.
This event attracts 2 CPD points

This event attracts 2 CPD points


A/Prof Andrew McLennan

Associate Professor Andrew McLennan is a specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist whose particular interest is in prenatal diagnosis and ultrasound. In a national first, Andrew introduced Nuchal Translucency (NT) screening for Down Syndrome to Australia, helping to revolutionize the way prenatal screening for chromosome abnormality is conducted. He is the founding Chairman of the National Early Pregnancy Assessment Program and the past President of the Australian Association of O&G Ultrasonologists.

Dr Jenny Cook
Gynaecologist, Fertility Specialist, Laparoscopic Surgeon and Clinical Director at Monash IVF Bondi Junction

Dr Jenny Cook is a highly skilled Gynaecologist, Fertility Specialist and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon. With over 20 years experience in Gynaecology and Fertility, her expertise validates her to be an official examiner for the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG), where Jenny has been an examiner for over 10 years. A highly regarded expert in her field, Jenny consults from Monash IVF Bondi Junction, where she is the Clinical Director.


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